Flapjack (Carpophyllum maschalocarpum) is a medium-sized brown seaweed that forms dense thickets at low-tide level. It was named after the flapping motion it makes in response to the surge of the tide. Flapjack can be recognised by its fern-like fronds and elliptical floats.
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